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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Congratulations to @AngelicaKate5, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS by Shannon Leone Fowler.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Susan Bishop Crispell! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post + Giveaway! #DreamingInChocolate by @sbcrispell https://t.co/HCmYq5gG1Y pic.twitter.com/zFU4BUxM5d — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 10, 2018 News from Former Debs: The…


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Congratulations to Emmy Neal, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jennifer Latham’s DREAMLAND BURNING. We send our thanks to former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED or retweet the following tweet to enter to win a hardcover copy! RT to Enter! Win @DanielleYUllman‘s #EverythingBeautifulisnotRuined for this week’s… https://t.co/dDuMA9X08B pic.twitter.com/Tc00HsZrTT — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 25,…


The Debutante Ball Welcomes (back) Joelle Anthony!

 We’re extending a big Deb Welcome (back!) to past Deb Joelle Anthony today. It hasn’t been that long since Joelle was here–she was in the 2010 Deb Class, but in case you’re new in these parts, here’s her official bio: Joëlle currently lives on a tiny island in British Columbia with her musician husband, Victor Anthony, and two cats, Sophie & Marley. As for the future, their only plan is…

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Restoring Harmony by Deb Joelle out this week!

New authors are often advised by those more experienced to avoid reviews. Joelle admitted in her post on reviews that she has turned off google alerts and doesn’t seek out online comments about her book. She is wise and sane, but what is she missing? For her, and for you, here are some snippets from Goodreads reviews of her debut, young adult novel Restoring Harmony: Princess Bookie says: “My Thoughts:…

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spread the Love by Deb Joelle

Some people say you shouldn’t use the word love lightly. I suppose there are cases where this is true (like on a first date, gentlemen), but for the most part, I’m all for throwing it out there. Sure, there are different types of love…I mean, I don’t feel the same kind of love for my husband as I do for an avocado, but a good avo is hard to beat,…

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow by Deb Joelle

When I lived in England after college, I worked at Outward Bound in the Lake District. The closest town was called Penrith, and I would go there on my days off to eat at tea shops and browse the local bookstore. It is a lovely shop, still there nearly twenty years later, called The Bluebell Bookshop (the link is not for the store, just their address as they don’t seem…

Friday, January 29, 2010

Show, Don’t Tell by Deb Joelle

I’m kind of a Google Queen, but I’m guessing you all know about Google already, so I wont’ bother posting about it here. One of my favourite online resources is one you may not know about. It’s called City Daily Photo. All around the world, photographers, both professional and amateur are taking a photo of their hometown every single day. They all have blogs where they post these daily photos,…

Friday, November 6, 2009

Maybe too calm, cool, and collected by Deb Joelle

It has been said that I am patient. I know that’s true. And it’s a very good thing if you want to be a writer because really, not even immigration is slower than publishing. And it’s slow. Trust me. When we applied for permanent residency in Canada, they received our application, opened it up, cashed the cheque for processing fees, gave us a number, and proceeded to ignore us for…

Friday, October 23, 2009

Night time is for sleeping (and snacking) by Deb Joelle

My husband calls me a rule follower. I prefer the term traditionalist. I sleep at night and work during the day. Why? Because that’s how things were done in my home growing up. Besides, I am at my best for writing between 10am and 4pm, so that’s when I work. Every once in a while, I wonder what it might be like to write at midnight or sleep during the…

Friday, October 9, 2009